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The American mercury


Published 1784
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Volumes of interest were published between 1812 and 1815 with articles about the War of 1812. The 1814 Aug. issues report events of the Battle of Chippewa; Issue for Oct. 5, 1813 includes: A report announces the arrival of Commodore Rodgers in the U.S. frigate President, in the harbor from his "brilliant cruise" of five months. There is also a list of the captures Rodgers made during his cruise. The feature item in this issue, however, is the famous dispatch sent by Oliver Hazard Perry at the Battle of Lake Erie to General William Henry Harrison. The dispatch, taken from the Chillicothe Supporter, of Sept. 15, is datelined "U.S. Brig Niagara, off the Western Sister, head of Lake Erie, September 10th, 1813, 4 P.M.", and reads: "Dear General, we have met the enemy; and they are ours! Two ships, two brigs, one schooner and one sloop. Yours with great respect and esteem." The dispatch is signed in type: O. H. Perry

At head of title: "Connecticut", July 12, 1784-Mar. 1785

A weekly newspaper published in Hartford, Connecticut by Joel Barlow and Elisha Babcock. Barlow retired, and beginning with the issue of Nov. 14, 1785, the paper was published by Elisha Babcock. With the issue of Jan. 6, 1813, Elisha Babcock took his son Charles into partnership under the firm name of Elisha Babcock & Son. It became the leading Democratic newspaper in Connecticut. The Mercury had a contemporary reputation for outspokenness and for many years was the state's leading reform paper

Printed from same office: Echo (Hartford, Conn.)


Volume v. 30, no. 1570
Publisher Hartford, Conn. : Barlow and Babcock
Pages 6
Language English
Call number AP 2 A2 A446
Digitizing sponsor Brock University - University of Toronto Libraries
Book contributor Brock University
Collection BrockUniversity; ontario_council_university_libraries; toronto
Notes No copyright page found. No table-of-contents pages found.

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